current situation on unlocking iphone 3g

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by sweetzy, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. sweetzy macrumors newbie

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    i bought an unlocked iphone 3 on ebay to use in israel. when i got it i saw that it was jailbroken and wasnt picking up the cellcom network. so i restored it using a complicated method because it was jailbroken. currently cydia is still on the phone. my question is
    1. is it still jailbroken?
    2. how do i unlock it to get it working with cellcom?

    i am running version 4.2.1 and modem firmware 06.15.00

    please help, thanks!
     
  2. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    You already have an ipad baseband on your phone. Follow the following link;

    http://iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=12949

    You don't need to click on "install Ipad baseband" since it already on yours. after jailbreak, just install ultrasn0w from Cydia to unlock your phone.
     
  3. sweetzy thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    The link I post is for you to jailbreak the phone so Cydia icon is added to your phone.

    The link you post is to unlock the phone once your phone is jailbreak which is the comment I made below my previous post. Without Cydia on your phone, you can't unlock the phone with ultrasn0w.
     
  5. sweetzy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks! i got it.
    do you know if i can upgrade my version with itunes now?

    thanks!
     
  6. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    you have 3g phone and the latest firmware is 4.2.1. So, yours is the latest already.
     
  7. gugy macrumors 68030

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    Do you have a solution to JB and unlock using a Mac instead of a Windows?
     
  8. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    iclarified.com has all tutorials you need to do this. Yes, they do have tutorial for Mac's users as well.
     
  9. gugy macrumors 68030

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    Thanks bro
     
  10. sweetzy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    update

    is 4.2.1 still the latest for 3g? any way to get ios 5?
    thanks
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Highest an iPhone 3G can go is 4.2.1
    It's been abandoned since due to outdated and slow hardware.
     
  12. hinchesk macrumors member

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    06.15.00 permanent, i.e. can you downgrade yet?

    What if the OP wants to get off the 06.15.00 baseband, for instance if his GPS isn't working? Has anyone figured out a way to downgrade 06.15.00 or is it still permanent (for now)?
     
  13. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    No, it is permanent. You can't get rid of this 06.15 baseband once you install it onto your phone.
     
  14. b0bab0i macrumors regular

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    You can open up the phone, remove the current baseband, then resolder a new baseband chip to the phone.
     
  15. Ishmumrhmn macrumors regular

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    .....and risk rendering the phone unusable
    hardware mod days are almost over
     

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